The Boo Baby Girl: Meets The Ghost Of Mable's Gable by Jim MayThe Boo Baby Girl: Meets The Ghost Of Mable's Gable by Jim May

The Boo Baby Girl: Meets The Ghost Of Mable's Gable

byJim May

Paperback | April 17, 2014

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Horror overcome by humor in a classic tale retold by a modern storyteller

Something of a quest story for the picture book set, this playful horror tale sets young protagonists against "the Ghost of of Mable's Gable."  In Jim May's version of a story from children's folklore, eighth grade boys swagger but fail, only to be followed by outdone by an unlikely heroine, "the Boo Baby Girl," a toddler who will not be denied.
Jim May lives in Spring Grove, Illinois where his family has lived since 1849. Raised in this small German-Catholic farming community, he writes and tells stories that resonate with the rural voices of the Illinois prairie. His ancestors said they were "visiting" when telling stories.  Stories were an integral part of daily life--a mea...
Title:The Boo Baby Girl: Meets The Ghost Of Mable's GableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.12 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:April 17, 2014Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1624910327

ISBN - 13:9781624910326


From the Author

I was drawn to this story because of its humor, it’s child-protagonist (a tough little girl toddler), its popularity in an earlier, simpler form among school groups I visited, and the idea of introducing mock-heroic eighth grade boys to heighten both the drama and the humor of my own version.  Young audiences responded positively to my additions to the story, and withShawn Finley’s vibrant, colorful illustrations, it became a success as a picture book.  I am grateful for Parkhurst Brothers’ new edition which my mail indicates will be enjoyed by a new generation of picture book lovers.

Editorial Reviews

"Jim May is a master storyteller."